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Isaan Thai Sensation Somtum Der Expands With Kiin Thai Near NYU Next Week

Expect central and northern Thai dishes.

Doug Matey

The duo behind Bangkok-export Somtum Der, which is a font of fiery, chili laced Thai salads and other Isaan classics that are Pete Wells and Robert Sietsema approved, are getting ready to debut their second New York City restaurant. Supanee Kitmahawong and Phakphoom Sirisuwat are opening Kiin Thai on February 27, pretty much on NYU's campus. Details about the restaurant are scant at the moment, but expect central and northern Thai cuisine, "modern country" decor (mason jars included), and a fairly gentle price point. The news comes just as New York's critics are starting to take a very serious look at city's growing Thai restaurant scene.

Kiin Thai

36 E 8th St, Manhattan, NY 10003 (212) 529-2363 Visit Website

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